The Grand Priory of England & Wales is delighted to announce that on 13th January 2013 Her Majesty The Queen was pleased to appoint The Revd Canon Jeremy Haselock EGCLJ, Bailiff Emeritus and Acting Spiritual Grand Prior of the Order, to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Canon Christopher Samuels.
Canon Haselock is to be warmly congratulated on this prestigious elevation among the ranks of Anglican clergy.
On behalf of the Grand Bailiff and Grand Prior of England and Wales respectively, The Bailiff, H.E. Chevalier Charles Holloway GCLJ, has been pleased to make the following appointments:
25/06/2011 Commandery of Rose d'Or: Chancellor - Confrere Jonathan Charles Whitaker CLJ
06/08/2011 Commandery of King Offa: Commander - Confere John Anthony Reid CLJ
06/08/2011 Commandery of King Offa: Chancellor - Chevalier Peter Barry Whalley KLJ
17/09/2011 Commandery of Edward the Confessor: Commander - Dame Maria Louise Landragin DLJ
17/09/2011 Commandery of Edward the Confessor: Chancellor - Confrere Michael Leslie Doak CLJ
At the AGM of the Mersey Commandery, Chevalier Sab Losy KLJ retired after nearly five years as Commander. The Chancellor has been pleased to appoint Dame Lesley Martin-Wright DLJ as his successor.
Lesley writes: “I am both delighted and honoured to be the new Mersey Commander.
"By way of background information, by birth I am a native of Northumberland, and one of my ancestors was the highly regarded romantic painter, engraver and illustrator, John Martin. Sadly, I do not possess any of his paintings. I left the North East in my early twenties to spend 12 months working and living in Singapore, which was a wonderful experience. After my return I spent 10 years living and working in London, during which time I got was married and had two children (Alexander Martin-Wright, now 23, who joined the Order in the rank of Esquire in 2008). Approximately 20 years ago the family had the opportunity to relocate to Liverpool, which we now call 'home'. I have recently changed career, from head of marketing in a commercial law firm, to become Chief Executive of Knowsley Chamber of Commerce.
"The North West offers huge potential, and, of course, immense challenges. In my new role as Commander of Mersey I will be continuing the excellent work commenced by Dr Andrew Zsigmond and continued latterly by Sab Losy. St Lazarus has an international remit and sphere of influence; the Mersey Commandery will continue to play an important part in raising funds and supporting the Order's charitable works across the globe. We will also strive to make an impact on those less well known charities within our borders, which, during these difficult economic climes, are also in great need. Mersey Commandery is drafting a programme of events for 2010-2011 which will be circulated and advertised shortly.”
Following The Revd Gareth Powell's promotion to a senior administrative post at Methodist Church House in London, the Chancellor of the Grand Prory, Chevalier Vincent Keaveny KCLJ, has been pleased to appoint Professor Norman Doe OLJ as Commander of the Commandery of Wales.
Norman was admitted to the Order at the investiture at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, in May 2009. Having experienced the hospitality and fellowship of the Order on numerous occasions before investiture, his admission was stimulated in large measure by the dynamism and potential of its ecumenical character, the value of its traditions of spirituality, and the importance of its charitable work to combat leprosy. Over the coming three years, he hopes to serve the commandery through the recruitment of new members (so that it enjoys a presence throughout Wales), the development of its liturgical life (in ecumenical celebrations of the days of obligation, and in exploring the possibility of retreats, pilgrimages and the formation of a rule of life for members in Wales). The promotion of hospitaller activities at home (particularly with regard to palliative care for children) and overseas (in support for institutions which work with leprosy) will be the prime focus of his commandery's charitable work.
Professor Norman Doe is Director of the Centre for Law & Religion at the Law School, Cardiff University.
The Bailiff of the Grand Bailiwick of England & Wales, The Chevalier Charles Holloway KCLJ, has been pleased to appoint Chev. David Haywood to the position of Commander of John of Gaunt with immediate effect.
David will be well-known to most people in the Grand Bailiwick as he has been Receiver-General of the jurisdiction since 2007. His tireless work for the Order has earned him many awards, and the respect of his colleagues, not only in the Grand Bailiwick, but in the Grand Priory too, where he has recently been appointed a trustee of the St Lazarus Charitable Trust. He is a member of the Joint Implementation Commission, and was responsible for supervising the construction of the much-praised England & Wales website, of which he is webmaster.
David's genial nature makes him a popular and pleasant person with whom to work and I have no doubt that he will be a committed and inspiring Commander of the John of Gaunt Commandery.